Renault Malaysia’s official site has dropped a teaser image of the all-new Megane R.S., hinting that the new model is coming soon.
The new generation hot hatch was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine that does 280 hp and 390 Nm. A six-speed manual helps to route power to the front wheels, but for the first time ever, Renault Sport is offering a six-speed EDC dual-clutch option for the new hot hatch.
A hotter variant of the Megane R.S. called the Megane R.S. Trophy was introduced in July 2018, now with its power outputs bumped up to 300 hp. Torque figures have also increased – 420 Nm for the six-speed EDC, 400 Nm for the six-speed manual.
As standard, the Megane R.S. Trophy receives the ‘Cup Chassis’ package, which includes a Torsen mechanical limited slip differential (LSD), alongside stiffer shocks, coil springs, and anti-roll bars. On top of that, the Megae R.S. Trophy also gets:
- Trophy wording on the front bumper
- 19-inch wheels with Jerez design
- Bespoke, lighter brake rotors
- Option for lighter, Alcantara-wrapped Recaro bucket seats
Considering that segment rivals such as the Honda Civic Type R have upwards of 300 hp, could TC Euro Cars skip the regular 280 Megane R.S. and introduce the Trophy version?